Product Awards 2020: Best Minimal Shoes - Women's Running

Product Awards 2020: Best Minimal Shoes

Author: Holly Taylor

Read Time:   |  October 12, 2020

The best minimal shoes in our 2020 Product Awards

Best Minimal Shoe: Winner
VIVOBAREFOOT ESC Tempest£170

Running in minimal shoes is an interesting experience, and one which many runners rave about. And of the brands that support near-barefoot running, Vivobarefoot makes minimalist shoes like no other brand. Its new ESC Tempest shoes were runaway winners in this category. Anna said: “I was hugely impressed by the company’s ethics and the fact the shoe is made from by-products.  ey were incredibly comfortable on. I’d de nitely recommend to friends concerned with their environmental impact, as this delivers by the bucketload. Flexible, with a sole that grips pavements, this made running feel natural without any issues or pain. Adventure racers, aquathletes and water sports enthusiasts will love this model.”

Best Minimal Shoe: Editor’s Choice
VIVOBAREFOOT Primus Trail FG£120

The ethical creds are amazing; this is a really responsible company that we rate highly. These look brilliant, and perform with grip and gusto on trails. The fi t is snug with lots of room in the toebox where it’s needed. It’s a double win for Vivobarefoot!

Written by

Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor is the digital editor of Women’s Running and co-host of the Women’s Running podcast, where she shares her running journey as well as the inspiring stories of women runners all over the country. She’s never been the sporty type, but running is the first time she’s felt real joy in getting active. She loves talking about running with a community of inclusive and supportive runners, and Women's Running is the perfect space for this. She's currently aiming for a half marathon PB!

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